DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--No need for any SPF 50 at this Summer Shorts Beach Party! Coming to cinemas for two hilarious nights this June “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!,” unites the RiffTrax masterminds: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame), MST3K alumni and some famous friends to put the (sun)burns on a series of bizarre shorts, as well as a few goofy educational bits.
Presented by Fathom Events and RiffTrax, “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!” comes to movie theaters nationwide live on Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT (MT and PT tape-delayed) with a special second showing on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).
Joining Mike, Kevin and Bill will be RiffTrax’s own duo of Bridget Jones (MST3K’s beloved “Mister B Natural”) and Mary Jo Pehl (MST3K’s “Pearl Forrester”), Paul F. Tompkins (“BoJack Horseman,” “Comedy Bang-Bang”), plus MST3K’s “The Mads” themselves: Trace Beaulieu (“Dr. Clayton Forrester,” “Crow T. Robot”), “TV’s Frank” Conniff and more special guests to be announced. Following the shorts, the ensemble cast will join on stage to treat audiences to a “RIFF-A-PALOOZA” - featuring all the performers at once!
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!” can be purchased beginning Thursday, April 13, 2017 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available April 13 on the Fathom Event’s website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Prior to the “Shorts” event, “RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop” will be broadcast live to movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT, with a second showing on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
“Last year, when RiffTrax’s Mike, Kevin and Bill brought MST3K cast members together for the ‘RifffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show,’ the fan response was overwhelming,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We’re thrilled they’ve once again secured Trace, Frank, Mary Jo and Bridget for this event – one that’s certain to be a highlight of 2017.”
“RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!” is the 25th RiffTrax title for Fathom Events since the 2009 start of the companies’ partnership. Some of the most popular titles in the RiffTrax Live lineup include the “MST3K Reunion Show,” “Starship Troopers” and “Night of the Living Dead.”
***Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett will be available for select interviews.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
RiffTrax is an entertainment company featuring the stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), bring their funny running MST3K-type commentary to movies of all kind. From riffs on the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the worst B-movies, RiffTrax has a library of over 500 titles available at RiffTrax.com and on digital platforms everywhere. RiffTrax has also produced five prime time television specials for the National Geographic Channel. RiffTrax releases a newly riffed movie, short film or TV program each week, and performs the RiffTrax Live comedy series four times a year where a movie is riffed live and simulcast into over 700 theaters across North America. Our brand-new RiffTrax app on iOS and Android magically syncs our Riffs to the biggest blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Twilight and Harry Potter. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com/aboutus.